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So I went to the Walmart to buy some interfacing…

April 11, 2015

because Walmart is the only store in Boonetowne that sells interfacing at 9AM. I was ready to get my interfacing and get home when I stopped to check out the  $1.50/yard sale bin. This is dangerous territory for me because who can pass up $1.50/yard fabric???? Certainly not me!!! Well, it must have been fate because there in the sale bin was this navy and white striped fabric that was calling my name. I have no idea what kind of fabric it was and is–it’s definitely synthetic with a little bit of stretch. It looks like it’s a double-knit but it doesn’t have a double knit stretch. So, of course I bought two yards of it.

I took it home, washed it, and decided to try making a jacket to go with my Butterick skirt and my Jalie top. I used Simplicity 1499, a vest pattern, and added sleeves (from Jalie 2805.) I also bound the edges with some stretch fabric I had in my stash.

Here is the result:

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This is going to be the third piece that I enter into the Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest. Here it is with the other two pieces that I have made so far:

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I spent a LOT of time trying to match the stripes and am pretty proud of the results. There’s a lot of seam-ripping and cursing in those matched stripes:

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This jacket will count as one of my two “sewist’s choices.” This means three pieces down, six to go.

Love this jacket! I’m wearing it to work on Monday!!! I love when I have something new to wear to work on Mondays. It makes a Monday almost bearable!!

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NOW FOR A BEHIND-THE-SCENE LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I’M TAKING PICTURES OF MY CREATIONS:

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While I was taking my pictures in front of the beautiful forsythia, Louise stole the bananas out of the fruit bowl on our KITCHEN COUNTER!!! She then took the bananas out into the back yard and tried to eat them. When I was carrying the fully dressed dress-form into the house, I saw her with something yellow in the corner of the yard. I went over to investigate and found a half-eaten banana. Of course I then abandoned the dress form in the yard and ran in the house to Google “dogs” and “bananas.” Thankfully, bananas are not toxic for dogs!! But even so, I am moving the fruit bowl.

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